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Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries by Alireza Bahadori

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1.2. Design Considerations

Below is a discussion of parameters that must be considered when designing insulation materials.

1.2.1. Location

 Whether indoors, outdoors but protected, outdoors exposed to weather, enclosed in ducts or trenches below ground level, underground and/or underwater
 Difficult or unusual site conditions that will influence the selection or application of insulating materials, or both, e.g., in regard to transport, scaffolding, weather protection or excessive humidity
 Type of material to be insulated, with details of special or unusual materials.

1.2.2. Dimensions of Surfaces

If these are adequately detailed on drawings (preferably colored to indicate areas to be insulated), the provision of copies of the drawings may be sufficient; ...

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